Rock In Rio 2015: Review: Linkin Park
Caleb Hyles reports on Linkin Park's flying show.
Caleb Hyles and Kara Howell
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What could be cooler than watching zipliners fly overhead a stage of Linkin Park’s Burn It Down and Numb? Nothing. Unless you add some pyrotechnics and light shows, which they did, so good job Linkin Park, you blew us away with one kick-ass performance.
Being the lead in act to Metallica is no small task, but Linkin Park was a legendary performance in its own right. Doing some classic-mashups of their work such as Leave Out All the Rest, Shadow of the Day, and Iridescent, Linkin Park played a best-of-albums type show.
Lead singer, Chester Bennington was on the top of his game. Hitting his high range perfectly, driving the emotion behind each song, and keeping the energy high throughout the whole set, LP fans were not disappointed in the least.
Metalheads even joined the hype on some of the bigger hits such as In the End and What I’ve Done. Who can’t resist a good trip back to the early 2000’s to relive that high school and middle school angst? Other than the oldies, Linkin Park nodded to their last song on their latest album, A Line In the Sand, which still seemed new to most folks, but they probably downloaded it as they stood and listened, it’s just that good.
Fists in the air, cheering and singing along, the Linkin Park crowd was loud and plenty hyped throughout the longest performance of the night before Metallica. What a way to pump up the people before a legend took the stage. Linkin Park delivered nothing short of a full-blown concert that hit fan favorites mixed with personal picks.